Amazon to reduce Appstore fees for smaller developers

Amazon has followed in the footsteps of Apple and Google in cutting app store fees for small developers who make a revenue of less than $1 million. As per a blog from AFTVNews, Amazon announced a new “Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program” that takes less money out of developer’s pockets.

In any case, where Apple and Google reduce their cut of a developer’s first $1 million in income from 30% down to 15 %, Amazon’s recipe has a slight change: it’ll take a higher 20 percent of income, however, give developers an extra 10 percent in “AWS promotional credits.” The aim here is that if your application is utilizing Amazon’s famous AWS cloud services anyhow, it’ll be comparable to you keeping 90% of the cash. What’s more, in the event that you end up being utilizing a contender’s cloud services, possibly Amazon will entice you to turn into an AWS client.

Apple also introduced such a program, that brings down its cut from 30 percent to 20 percent back in December for more small developers acquiring under $1 million per year. Google likewise reported back in March that it’s bringing down its Play Store commission rate to 15 percent from 30 percent beginning on July 1st. Since the new policy will be applicable to developers acquiring less than a million-dollar in income each year, Google said 99% of Android developers will profit from the change.

Similar to Apple’s program, this is also just a program – for which you can apply for, can be kicked out of, and have to apply again the following year if your revenue ever exceeds $1 million. Amazon will in any case be taking a greater cut than Apple and Google. However, developers could be getting a better deal with the organization on the off chance that they already spend more than 10 percent of their revenue on AWS fees.